SOURCE: The Horatio Alger Association

October 22, 2007 09:32 ET

The Horatio Alger Association Is Reminding High School Students of October 30th Deadline for 2008 Scholarships

More Than $12 Million Is Available for College Scholarships for Deserving High School Seniors

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is announcing a reminder to high school seniors across the country that the deadline for submitting applications for the 2008 National and State Scholarships is Tuesday, October 30, 2007. This is a unique opportunity to gain the financial assistance that is so crucial for many seeking a college degree, and ultimately, a brighter future. Applications can be found at

The Horatio Alger Association annually awards more than $12 million in college scholarships to American high school students and military veterans.

The Horatio Alger Association has become one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the country. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and hardships in their lives while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics, commitment to pursue a college education and desire to contribute to society.

Students from all 50 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for the National Scholarship Programs. In 2007, the Association awarded $20,000 to each of the 105 scholarship recipients. The State Scholarship Programs are sponsored by Horatio Alger Members and friends of the Association in select states, with a goal to create programs in all 50 states. In 2007, the program awarded over 1,200 state scholarships, and each provides financial assistance ranging from $2,500 to $10,500.

About The Horatio Alger Association

This year, the Horatio Alger Association is celebrating 60 years. Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.

The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program and various state scholarship programs for high school seniors and the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program for U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. For more information about the scholarships, please visit

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